Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Division Highlights

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  • Ranked 17 for Heart Surgery by U.S. News and World Report with special distinction in heart bypass surgery, aortic valve surgery and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair at Baylor St. Luke's.
  • At the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, our surgeons perform over 300 open-heart surgeries and more than 100 lung and esophageal procedures annually, making it the busiest VA cardiac center in the United States.
  • The Cardiothoracic Surgery team has performed more than 7,500 repairs of the aorta and over 3,300 repairs of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms.
  • Distinguished research endeavors include the Laboratory for Cardiac Regeneration, the Aortic Disease Research Laboratory and participation in multiple Marfan Syndrome, and other connective tissue disorder, patient studies.  
  • As one of the largest Thoracic Surgery Residency programs, Baylor is recognized for its outstanding educational offerings which include a Thoracic Surgery Residency, an Aortic Surgery Fellowship a  T32 Research Training Program, and will offer an ACGME-approved Thoracic Surgery Integrated Residency Program in July 2021.
  • Recognized as a Core Clinical Center for the NIH/NHLBI-funded Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network.
  • Our surgeons at Baylor St. Luke’s have performed over 1,000 transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures and participate in several mitral and tricuspid valve clinical trials. 
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Chief's Message

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View a message from the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Chief, Dr. Joseph S. Coselli.

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Education

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The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery offers training in thoracic and aortic surgery and a T32 Research Training Program.

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Research

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Explore clinical and basic science research from the Cardiothoracic Surgery Division.

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Healthcare

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Find out about our Cardiothoracic Surgery options for heart disease.

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